Is Your Child Ill?
The spread of certain infectious diseases can be reduced by excluding a person, known to be infectious, from contact with others who are at risk of catching the infection.
A person who is not excluded may still need to remain at home because they do not feel well.
Recommended exclusion periods are based on the time that a person with a specific disease or condition might be infectious to others.
A summary of exclusion periods can be found at the Dept. of Health Website as well as more information about specific illnesses including symptoms and treatments.